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Volume 2014, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Gossypiboma, a retained surgical sponge, is a rare complication following any surgical procedure and is primarily a result of human error. Such patients often have vague clinical presentations and the diagnosis often comes as a surprise. We present the case of a 40-year-old woman who had a long-standing history of lower abdominal discomfort. She was diagnosed with a gossypiboma fifteen years after a cesarean section. All general physicians, surgeons and radiologists must be aware of this rare but clinically significant entity.

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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): gossypiboma , medical errors , retained surgical sponge and textiloma
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